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Farm Assistant

Summary of Position:

The Antioch Farm Assistant will assist the Farm Manager, Apprentices and Student Crew Leaders in the operation of the Antioch Farm. Applicants must be willing to work outside in all weather.  Each Farm Assistant has an area of focus in addition to the responsibilities below. Current areas of focus needed for summer term include harvest coordination, food forest, specific annual garden areas, irrigation, hoop house care, and equipment usage (mowing and string trimming).

Additional Responsibilities:

Plant & animal care

Weed & pest management

Harvest, rinsing and weighing of produce

Bed preparation & composting

Other responsibilities that support the overall functioning of the Farm

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Gardening, landscaping or farming experience (preferred)

Good time management skills

Self-motivation

Ability to work well with others and problem solve

Enjoys physical work

Enthusiasm for what’s happening on the farm & the farm mission

Physical requirements needed to perform the duties of this position: 

Candidates must be able to regularly bend over, lift and carry up to 30 lbs, and push a wheel barrow full of compost.  

Environmental Considerations: 

Farm Assistants work outside in all weather. 

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch's commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

Term: 
Fall 2017
Number of positions available: 
2
Department: 
Antioch Farm
Immediate Supervisor Name: 
Kat Christen
Phone number: 
937-319-0084
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017